Pharmaceuticals Current Affairs - 2020

India-Uzbekistan hold first National Coordination Committee meeting

On August 24, 2020, India and Uzbekistan held their first National Coordination Committee meeting where they discussed their bilateral interests such as trade and investment and Line of Credit projects. Highlights The meeting was co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister and Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister. The countries have bilateral trade of over 300 million USD. Read More…

NIPER institutes at the NIRF rankings

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development recently released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). IIT Madras had topped the list. The NIPER (National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) institutes this year have shown great improvements in the ranking. Highlights The annual ranking is released in categories namely colleges, universities, law, dental, architecture, management, Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra: Sales up to Rs 100 crores

On June 1, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra achieved sales up to Rs 100.40 crores in the first two months of the financial year 2020-21. The sales were high as compared to the sales in the same two months period of 2019-20. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra have saved Rs 800 Read More…

India to receive 6,50,000 COVID-19 testing kits from China

The first lot of 3 lakh COVID-19 testing kits are to arrive from China on April 16, 2020. In another 2 weeks India will receive 2 to 3 million kits from China. India is buying 100,000 RNA extraction kits and 5,50,000 antibody testing kits from China. Highlights India has diversified its imports of COVID-19 testing Read More…

United Nations predict India’s GDP at 4.8%

On April 9, 2020, the United Nations released a report on Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2020. Highlights According to the report, the economic growth rate of India stood at 5% in 2019-20. It has forecasted that the growth rate is to shrink to 4.8% in 2020-21 and the growth rate Read More…